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A man sat on a chair in the middle of the road to stop his Porsche from being towed by the council. You can watch footage from the scene here:
Peter Fennell darted outside of his home in Highgate, north London, when he noticed a loading truck had his classic 80s Porsche 944 sports car - which was previously parked on double yellows.
But the 54-year-old wasn't going to let his whip go without a fight, plonking a chair in front of the tow truck and continuing with his working day from the unusual spot, while his wife Anne blockaded it from behind.
After a five-hour stand-off, Peter and Anne eventually prevailed, with the officers' superiors agreeing to release the vehicle. And in an bizarre twist, the truck's engine then died, leaving it blocking the road in place of Peter on his pedestal.
Peter said it was fair enough that he was fined for parking on double yellows, but thought it was an 'absolute outrage' that they subsequently tried to tow his car.
He said: "We had a lovely time and I managed to carry on with my usual work from home, sat on my laptop on a stool in the middle of the road. All the people involved were jolly decent people just doing their jobs.
"We got a parking ticket and that was fair enough, I had half the car on double yellows and forgot to move it in the morning. We all make these mistakes from time to time and a parking ticket is a bit of a bitter pill but fair enough.
"But then to come along three quarters of an hour later to find your car being taken off to the pound by people who want to charge you £300 ($387) for the privilege. I just think is an outrage and very over the top and very un-English, disproportionate and unfair."
He continued: "It is not people like us that really suffer because I can kind of grin and bare it, but I have been to these pounds before and seen poor people standing crying and saying they can't afford to get their car out.
"It is an absolute outrage and I feel very cross about it and I would like more people to know that all you have to do to stop them taking it away is, if you are lucky enough to see them in the act, make it inconvenient."
A Haringey Council spokesperson said: "We are aware of this case and are processing the details of the Penalty Charge Notice in order to take the appropriate action."
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